Sunday Morning, August 3, 1952
July 29, 1952; Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos Woman Reports
Seeing Flying Pie Plates
A Los Alamos housewife says she
saw two objects over Los Alamos
"just as round and shiny as brand
new pie plates" shortly before
noon last Tuesday.
The Air Force said in Washington
today an "unidentified object"
was observed from the
ground at Los Alamos at about
noon, that day but that three jet
fighters sent to investigate could
not find them.
"People would say I am crazy
or looking for publicity if I let
you use my name," the housewife
She said she saw three jets and
saw the objects ahead of one of
"There were two of them, just
as round and shiny as brand new
pie plates," she said. "I guess they
were six to eight miles ahead of
the jets, moving along together
with a little space between them.
There was no smoke nor vapor
behind them, so they seemed to
hover or float compared with the
jet, which I could see was moving
rapidly because of,the vapor trail
"The only way I can describe
them is to say they were perfectly
round disks. They looked just as
a pie plate would look if you held
it in front of you above your
eye-level and moved it across.
They were edge-on but so high
I could see the round shape as
well as the side edge. The disks
were thicker in the middle than
around the outside and were
much bigger than the jet plane.
"The saucers moved clear
across the sky towards the southeast
with the jet after them in
about three minutes. Then in the
bat of an eye they seemed to get
smaller and all of a sudden went
up and disappeared. The jet went
up, too, when it got to the same
place and looked around, for quite
a while" before it gave up and
went toward Albuquerque."